Monday, December 1, 2014

Damask and Ribbon Snowflake Wreath






Who doesn't love a new wreath at Christmas? I have been putting out my traditional pine garland wreath for about 7 years now. SEVEN. Yep, I was ready for a change. So, I decided to go bright, bold, and bling-y. I didn't go double, though. One of these is for my neighbor. We may end up with almost-matching doors. Oh well. :) We'll both be bright and bold.

This wreath is made 100% with items available at Walmart. One stop (frugal) shopping for this baby. Ribbon varieties may vary, but I feel certain you can find the rest of the supplies at most any Walmart with a craft and fabric section. If you don't have a Walmart or don't want to brave a trip there during the holidays, I've seen similar supplies to these at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's; and similar ornaments at Dollar Tree and Target. 

Here's what you'll need: 
  • 1/2 yard damask fabric
  • Ribbon of choice (yardage varies--2-6, depending on preferred wreath style)
  • Foam wreath form
  • Flat head sewing pins
  • Glittered snowflake ornaments
  • Hot glue sticks and glue gun

I chose a black and white nylon damask. The white has a bit of sheen, and the black design is flocked (so a bit fuzzy, like suede.).

These foam wreaths are easy to find and easy to work with. I paid about $7 for one.


This pack of snowflake ornaments was a steal, as you can see.  Good ole Wally World.

I bought a few larger ornaments (all about $1 each). I didn't end up using the kind pictured at the top, but you may like it on your wreath. :)


Directions: 1. Cut the fabric into 6-inch strips. Use a sewing pin to pin one end into the foam wreath. Wrap tightly around, overlapping as needed to make a smooth surface. When you run out of fabric, pin another piece and continue until the entire wreath is covered. Finish with a pin.


2. Wrap wreath with ribbon, pinning each end to secure. Here you see two ways of wrapping. A metallic silver ribbon would have been pretty, too, I think.

3. Arrange the snowflake ornaments on the wreaths as desired, then hot-glue in place. 

4. Wrap an extra loop of ribbon around the top of the wreath to hang. I secured mine in the back with a pin. 

Ta-da! You are done!













11 comments:

  1. Oh my word! These are very cute and very easy!! I never cease to be amazed at your creativity. Seriously.

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  2. I need a new wreath for my door also! I love how pretty and easy this is!

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  3. That is such a cute wreath Kelly! I like it when projects are easy to make! I like the one with the snowflakes on the side - pinned it!

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  4. This is so crafty! :) I definitely need to give this a try! (Stopping by from humpday happenings) :)

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  5. I love how beautiful and easy this is! I've been wanting to make a Christmas wreath soon. Thanks for sharing this idea with Hump Day Happenings!

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  6. Very classy! Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  7. Love this! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link Party last week. Hope you link up again today! http://bit.ly/1wg0JNp

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  8. Oh I love the snowflakes on this....they set it off perfectly.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  10. Love the added damask touch! Great wreath....

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